Rated 4.67 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

Ultimate Softshell Jacket


Our versatile all-rounder, the Ultimate Softshell Jacket is the one jacket you should own. Waterproof, windproof front and shoulder fabric protects you from the elements, while the blended Merino rear provides the thermo-regulation required.


  • Rear and Chest reflective white stripe
  • Phone and valuables sided zipper pocket
  • Rear zipped gel pocket and internal key pocket
  • Water resistant, offset front zipper
  • Side seam zippers for enhanced ventilation


Key Stats:

  • Weight (Men's Size Medium): 346g (Ladies Size Medium): 312g
  • Back Fabric: 38% Merino Wool, 46% Polyester, 16% Spandex
  • Front Fabric: 79% Polyester, 21% PU
  • 10000mmH2O Waterproof
  • 10000gm/m2/24hr Breathability
  • DWR finish

6 reviews for Ultimate Softshell Jacket

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Lovely Jacket. I already own the Ashmei Gilet and this jacket is teh same but with arms. Lovely feel, very warm yet cool at the same time. Again the two hidden side vents to cool you down.
    The small back pocket is get for a gel or sweets. The sticky rubber gripper at the bottom of the jacket means it doesnt ride up at all it just sticks there. The little built in hand mittens are a great idea and very handy for cool/cold morning runs, and when you warm up you just stop using them and you dont have to worry about putting your gloves down your shorts or tights or lost one during the run.

    Reflectiveness on this jacket with the white stripe is the main reason I choose this over the others because I run very early on a Saturday morning to run in the road (when a cyclist would cycle) with less traffic around, but when a car does come up they can see me a mile off. Works just as great for my evening runs and if you are looking at any of the Ashmei kit it does have a sense of style about it. It is not like you are wearing a shellsuit or bin bag which makes loads of noise and looks like everything else on the market.

    Only reason for 4 stars is as with the Gilet an upgrade on the zips would make it a 5 star item. I wont be needing to buy the next version as the item is long wearing, and very well made/sitched together.

    Happy Running!

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    The sole reason this only gets 4 stars is because I haven’t been able to road test it in the rain (Not my fault, purely the British weather).

    3 way cuff again a wonderful piece of design. Excellent cut that fits well and allows you to run with no restriction and without enough excess material to make a sail or two. Keeps the wind out and the warmth in. Excellent reflective detail which was a big reason for me picking this item (that and already owning a few other excellent Ashmei pieces). How many runners/cyclists do you see in luminous yellow, that actually doesn’t make them any more visible? If too hot, just un do the zip a little.

    Only marginal complaint is the neck is a little tight – I have an average pronounced adam’s apple. Problem easily resolved by undoing the zip by half a centimetre.

    Big big fan of excellent top. Now just need to await on the rain.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5


    I think I have read every word on the Ashmei Website and I have to say I was finding it hard to believe every claim was true about the product but, I have to hold my hands up and say that the Softshell Jacket (and the running top!) that I purchased for my recent 40th Birthday have been great and have exceeded my expectations!

    I’ve now run in it about a dozen times in different conditions (0c – 10c) and found that it really does appear to regulate the heat well. The windproof fabric is in all the right places and the Merino panels again are well positions to help regulate. Well positioned pockets, at first I thought there might not have been enough pocket space but after using the jacket I think it bang on the money, space for keys and phone (and a few gels!) to be kept safe & secure. If you need more pockets then the Cycling jacket might be a better option?? The Reflective trims are all well positioned and it does give me great confidence that I will be seen when light is low or non existent!

    If anyone is 50/50 on buying this product then I would whole heartedly say you should click on buy … do it! I was also impressed with the back up of the Customer Service who replied with full answers to a few questions I asked prior to buying.

    Thank you Ashmei … I’m sure I will be adding to my Ashmei Range soon.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Well what can I say that hasn’t already been said. I’ve long lusted (yes lusted) after this jacket and finally took the plunge just before Christmas. The result – an excellent running jacket made with care and attention to detail for all aspects of running.
    ashmei have created a great looking jacket here that doesn’t sacrifice on anything. The fit is great, the reflectiveness is bold and can be seen in almost all conditions, the merino wool does a great job of regulating my body temp and the hand cuffs…oh the hand cuffs – great on those 5am morning runs.
    I’ve run at -5 temperatures, drizzly rain, heavy rain, gales and sun and it performs solidly. If you get too hot you either open the side vents or undo the front zipper.
    The cable clip was also a big thing for me as I hated it when the wire got tangled or kept hitting my arms while running previously. With this jackets it’s all tucked up inside which means I can just get on with my run and get that new PB.

    Would I recommend this to others? Most definitely.
    Would I buy more ashmei products? I’m already working on my next order.

    Thanks ashmei – keep this up, been a long time coming where a brand exceeds my expectations.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    The description of the features and functions of the jacket is accurate. I have found it very comfortable to use both in cold and cool conditions. The vents are useful when it gets a bit warmer. As others have said it is very stylish and it is a pleasure to wear. I have worn it for running as well as walking in the hills for the last few months and so far it has worn well. I think it is a very good running jacket and the best I have bought.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great running jacket that provides really good visibility. I either wear it as a 3rd layer in the winter or over my shirt when it is less cold, but still need a 2nd layer. They regulate body temp really well, whilst keeping the wind out. Although not a rain jacket they do amazingly well in average rain. And they look great too like all Ashmei clothes, not a bad bonus. I love the idea of the offset of the front zip, but bear in mind that it “flaps” a bit more when not fully zipped, still a big.

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